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They like us; They really, really like us

In a misinterpretation of an Oscar speech that stuck, Sally Field, in 1984, spouted off a variation of the famous saying, “You like me. You really, really like me,” as part of her acceptance speech for Best Actress for “Places in the Heart.” Five years later, America really liked her set in the backdrop of […]

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Make the most of Fall planting

Two of the most exciting activities in the fall are cheering on our favorite team and gardening. As temperatures begin to drop and rains become more frequent, some of us get excited about working in the garden again. Whether you are planting new shrubs and trees, replacing dead ones, or dividing existing plants, fall is […]

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At the Movies: Sept. 17, 2014

By Ruth Howell “The November Man” Rated: R Synopsis provided by movies.com: Based on Bill Granger’s novel “There Are No Spies” from the bestselling November Man book series, “The November Man” is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage. Ruth’s review: An agent for the CIA was retiring and […]

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Living with Alzheimer’s: A daughter’s account

By Carla Glasgow, honorary chairperson of First Friends’ Friends Walk. As a child growing up you always know that your parents love you and will always take care of you no matter what situations may occur. My brother Steven and I were raised at 104 South 6th Street here in Amory where Allen’s Big Star and the […]

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Living with Alzheimer’s Disease: Dealing with loss

Mary Nell Dorris It was a Saturday night, and the Saturday chores had made me ache all over. My back hurt, and I wanted to go to bed. Hopson was sitting on my bedside potty, and even though he had been there quite a while, he refused to get up. Every trick I had learned […]

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It’s up to us to make a difference

This weekend I read an article in the Business section of the Daily Journal about a business owner in the town of West Point who was moving her 12-year-old business to Oxford. As anyone who has been to the town knows, West Point has many fine things to recommend it. Great festivals, antiques and, of […]

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Cruisin’ Flashback event a throwback to when Amory thrived

Last week we touched on how you can get involved to keep Amory thriving. To that end, you can support and attend the events that various civic minded committees are sponsoring. On Aug. 23, the Old Amory Reborn committee will give an old style sock hop. Attendees are encouraged to wear 50s style clothing and […]

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If you don’t like it then say so

My coverage of the Amory School Board meeting was difficult this week. It is rare that someone outside of the board members actually attends the meetings and even more rare when it’s my daughter who is the one showing up to speak her mind. It all started a couple of weeks ago in the kitchen. […]

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With ‘Silver pockets full’ or empty, Saturdays are sacred

A friend once told me, ‘You only get 52 Saturdays a year so use them wisely.’ I can’t remember when during a particular three- to four-year stretch he said it, but recall seeing him use that time to sleep really late to recover from the night before while preparing for another in his more party-driven […]

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